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Title: Single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse generation in the interaction of a plasma wakefield with regular nonlinear structures

Abstract

The interaction of regular nonlinear structures (such as subcycle solitons, electron vortices, and wake Langmuir waves) with a strong wake wave in a collisionless plasma can be exploited in order to produce ultrashort electromagnetic pulses. The electromagnetic field of the nonlinear structure is partially reflected by the electron density modulations of the incident wake wave and a single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse is formed. Due to the Doppler effect the length of this pulse is much shorter than that of the nonlinear structure. This process is illustrated with two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. The considered laser-plasma interaction regimes can be achieved in present day experiments and can be used for plasma diagnostics.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)
  2. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Pisa and CNISM, Pisa (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20778881
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.73.036408; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1063-651X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COLLISIONLESS PLASMA; DOPPLER EFFECT; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONS; LASERS; MODULATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; SIMULATION; SOLITONS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; VORTICES; WAKEFIELD ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Bulanov, S S, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Esirkepov, T Zh, Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizu, Kyoto, Kamenets, F F, and Pegoraro, F. Single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse generation in the interaction of a plasma wakefield with regular nonlinear structures. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.73.0.
Bulanov, S S, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Esirkepov, T Zh, Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizu, Kyoto, Kamenets, F F, & Pegoraro, F. Single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse generation in the interaction of a plasma wakefield with regular nonlinear structures. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVE.73.0
Bulanov, S S, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Esirkepov, T Zh, Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizu, Kyoto, Kamenets, F F, and Pegoraro, F. Wed . "Single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse generation in the interaction of a plasma wakefield with regular nonlinear structures". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVE.73.0.
@article{osti_20778881,
title = {Single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse generation in the interaction of a plasma wakefield with regular nonlinear structures},
author = {Bulanov, S S and Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow and Esirkepov, T Zh and Kansai Photon Science Institute, JAEA, Kizu, Kyoto and Kamenets, F F and Pegoraro, F},
abstractNote = {The interaction of regular nonlinear structures (such as subcycle solitons, electron vortices, and wake Langmuir waves) with a strong wake wave in a collisionless plasma can be exploited in order to produce ultrashort electromagnetic pulses. The electromagnetic field of the nonlinear structure is partially reflected by the electron density modulations of the incident wake wave and a single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse is formed. Due to the Doppler effect the length of this pulse is much shorter than that of the nonlinear structure. This process is illustrated with two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. The considered laser-plasma interaction regimes can be achieved in present day experiments and can be used for plasma diagnostics.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVE.73.0},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20778881}, journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},
issn = {1063-651X},
number = 3,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {3}
}